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Hacksaw Ridge: A brutal, uncompromising assault on the senses

Director Mel Gibson returns, all guns blazing, with a riveting wartime drama based on the true story of Desmond Doss, who served with valour during the Second World War without having to fire a single bullet.

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Gordon Kaye

'Allo 'Allo! actor Gorden Kaye dies aged 75

Actor Gorden Kaye, best known for his role in the long-running sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, has died aged 75.
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T2 Trainspotting is set in the present day with the main characters

Choose mildly positive reviews: Trainspotting sequel wins over critics

Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel has won over most critics - although all agree it can never leave the same legacy as the original.
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Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin get intimate.

Apple Tree Yard: Gripping thriller shows what can happen with just one bad choice

What could have brought Dr. Yvonne Carmichael, a law-abiding wife and mother, an eminent scientist, into a dock at the Old Bailey about to be exposed in a highly damaging and compromising lie?
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Tom Hardy as James Delaney in Taboo

RL star’s TV acting debut in Hardy hit

A former borough rugby league player is to make his acting debut in a new prime time TV drama - at the suggestion of its star: Hollywood A-lister Tom Hardy.

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Fortitude is back for a second series.

TV and streaming: What to watch this week

Check out our Weekend Magazine TV editor Stuart Chandler's picks for the coming week.
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Ania Crosby

Will Wigan singles get naked on TV?

Are there any Wiganers out there brave enough to bare all on national TV?

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Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Big news in the TV world this morning as Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.
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Dora Bryan

Babs pays a radio salute to our Dora

A locally-born comedy star of the stage, screen and airwaves is to be the subject of a new documentary.

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Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler

Film review: Manchester By The Sea

Anguished silences between members of a fractured Massachusetts family speak volumes about the loss of a son in writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s elegiac drama.

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Ryan Gosling as Sebastian Wilder and Emma Stone as Mia Dolan

Film review: La La Land

The frenzied expectation surrounding writer-director Damien Chazelle’s musical love story was deafening before La La Land won a record seven Golden Globe awards earlier this week.

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Wigan couples invited to apply for Don’t Tell the Bride

Wigan couples invited to apply for Don’t Tell the Bride

Couples wanting to tie the knot this year are being invited to apply for a new series of Don’t Tell the Bride.

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George Formby and Pat Howson after announcing their engagement

George’s tragic love story inspires film

The tragic story of iconic Wigan-born entertainer George Formby and the woman he loved at the end of his life is being turned into a film.

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Wigan singles being sought to take part in audition for TV show Naked Attraction

Wigan singles being sought to take part in audition for TV show Naked Attraction

Grab 2017 by the balls and take part in the UK’s most daring dating show.

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Robson Green followed in the footsteps sort of  of Robinson Crusoe in a documentary on ITV

Robson Crusoe: A Surprising Adventure - One goes mad on an island

When I was a boy, I wanted to be a soldier, or a policeman, or possibly Alan Kennedy, the moustachioed, tightly-permed left-back of the all-conquering Liverpool team of the early 1980s.

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The best return of Christmas  Outnumbered

The BBC wins the Christmas TV war

It’s Christmas, the time of year when tradition dictates we give gifts, eat way too much and ignore all the other TV channels and watch the BBC.

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A scene from the new Wonder Woman

Pick of the flicks for new year

As the popcorn goes stale on another cinema-going year, film critic Damon Smith looks forward to the action-packed blockbusters, heartbreaking dramas, uproarious comedies and potential Oscar winners that will be lighting up the big screen over the next 12 months ...

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Streaming services such as netflix and Amazon Prime have made it easier to bingewatch than ever. Shutterstock

Half of Brits happy to binge watch

Whether you gorge on Game of Thrones or are glued to Breaking Bad, us Brits have become a nation of box set addicts with half of Brits (50 per cent) happy to watch between two and four one-hour episodes of a TV show in one go.
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Other programmes in the 2016 festive top 10 included Mrs Brown's Boys

Audiences for most-watched Christmas Day TV shows hit record low

Audiences for the UK's most-watched TV shows on Christmas Day have fallen to their lowest level on record.

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The cast will be welcomed by returning presenter Emma Willis

Housemates set to enter Celebrity Big Brother house

Celebrity Big Brother will return to screens tonight with a new line-up of stars both old and new to the show.

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